My professional interests are in the areas of Web site and database design and development. I have an artistic bent, and teach a course on Flash animation. I’m intrigued by the question of whether computer science and programming topics can be taught effectively through online courses.
During winter and summer breaks, I live in Colorado, where I ski, snowshoe, climb mountains, and kayak. These pastimes interleave with my explorations into online teaching.
My best friends are my husband Mike (whom I do all of the above with) and my cocker spaniel Pico (whom I do most of the above with).
The other important person in my life is my daughter Lauren, who is in graduate school pursuing an MFA in experimental animation. She inspires my explorations into animation and multimedia. She is also an amazing mountain biker and skier. Here's a photo of Lauren at a mountain bike race.
Here’s a photo of Pico and I riding in our Jeep in the Colorado high country. He really needs to keep his eyes on the road and not on the marmots.